Kari Paludan (Maryland Program Coordinator)


An “outstanding voice,” according to the Washington Post, soprano, Karin Paludan works in opera, recital, cabaret and musical theater, and also works extensively in educational and community outreach through Washington Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra and Music For Autism. Performing as a soloist in opera and recital and as one half of The Paludan Sisters, she has performed throughout the United States with such companies as Community Concerts, New York City Opera, the Utah Festival Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, at The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian. Recent performances include the premier of “Music of the Mind”, (a collaborative cabaret created by The Paludan Sisters), at the Lied Center of Kansas, “Close Your Eyes, Now Open Your Ears” and “2 Divas and A Bear” with NSO Education at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater, concerts with pianist Wes McCune and an appearance with the McLean Symphony. Current and future performances include tours of “The Music of the Mind” with The Paludan Sisters, “2 Divas and A Bear” with violinist, Marissa Regni, at the Kennedy Center, “George, Ira and Friends” and “For Art For Love” with Mr. McCune, and recitals with pianist, Nikola Paskalov, and their newly formed vocal-piano duo, Paludan Paskalov. An artist committed to connecting communities through the power of music, she believes we all have the potential to raise our voices and change the world.